Cartographic Perspectives <p><em>Cartographic Perspectives</em> (<em>CP</em>) is the&nbsp;<strong>open access</strong> journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society (<a href="">NACIS</a>) and is devoted to the study and practice of Cartography in all of its diversity.&nbsp;<em>CP</em> is published three times a year and includes peer-reviewed research on Cartography and Geovisualization (broadly defined), technical notes and tutorials on new methods, articles on library collections, reviews of books and atlases, and novel maps. All submitted articles are reviewed and returned to authors within&nbsp;<strong>6-8 weeks</strong>. In the past three years,&nbsp;<em>CP </em>has an average rejection rate of 65%. All graphics included in accepted articles are published in full color, at no cost to authors.</p> <p>We are pleased to announce the&nbsp;<strong>2020&nbsp;</strong><strong>student paper competition </strong>with a<strong> $1350 </strong>prize for the winning entry. 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It's that easy!</p> <p>Please direct any questions to: Amy Griffin, Editor | amy dot griffin at rmit dot edu dot au.</p> North American Cartographic Information Society en-US Cartographic Perspectives 1048-9053 <span>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span><br /><ol type="a"><br /><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li><br /><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li><br /><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ol> Masthead About CP Copyright (c) 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 96 3 3 10.14714/CP96.1693 Letter from the Editor Amy L. Griffin Copyright (c) 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 96 4–6 4–6 10.14714/CP96.1695 User-centered Design and Evaluation of a Geovisualization Application Leveraging Aggregated Quantified-Self Data <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Individual</span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> movement traces recorded by users of activity tracking applications such as Strava provide opportunities that extend beyond delivering personal value or insight to the individual who engages in these “quantified-self” (QS) activities. The large volumes of data generated by these individuals, when aggregated and anonymized, can be used by city planners, Departments of Transportation, advocacy groups, and researchers to help make cities safer and more efficient. This opportunity, however, is constrained by the technical skills and resources available to those tasked with assessing bicycling behavior in urban centers. This paper aims to address the question of how to design cartographic interfaces to serve as mediated platforms for making large amounts of individual bicycling data more accessible, usable, and actionable. Principles of cartographic representation, geovisual analytics techniques, and best practices in user interface/experience design are employed to arrive at an effective visualization tool for a broad urban planning audience. We use scenario-based design methods to encapsulate knowledge of map use practice gleaned from the development process, and conduct a post-implementation, two-part user study with seven domain experts to further assess the usability and utility of the interactive mapping tool</span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">.</span></span></p> Jonathan K. Nelson Alan M. MacEachren Copyright (c) 2020-11-29 2020-11-29 96 7–31 7–31 10.14714/CP96.1631 Florence: a Web-based Grammar of Graphics for Making Maps and Learning Cartography <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span lang="en-GB">Online, web-based cartography workflows use a dizzying variety of software suites, libraries, and programming languages. This proliferation of mapmaking technologies, often developed from a software engineering rather than a cartographic foundation, creates a series of challenges for cartography education, research, and practice.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span lang="en-GB">To address these challenges, we introduce a JavaScript-based open-source framework for web-based cartography and data visualization. It is built on top of existing open web standards that are already in intensive use for online mapmaking today, but provides a framework that is firmly based on cartographic and visualization theory rather than software engineering concepts. Specifically, we adopt concepts from Bertin’s </span><span lang="en-GB"><em>Semiology of Graphics</em></span><span lang="en-GB"> and Wilkinson’s </span><span lang="en-GB"><em>Grammar of Graphics</em></span><span lang="en-GB"> to create a language with a limited number of core concepts and verbs that are combined in a declarative style of “writing” visualizations. In this paper, we posit a series of design guidelines that have informed our approach, and discuss how we translate these tenets into a software implementation and framework with specific use cases and examples. We frame the development of the software and the discussion specifically in the context of the use of such tools in cartography education.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span lang="en-GB">With this framework, we hope to provide an example of a software for web-based data visualization that is in sync with cartographic theories and objectives. Such approaches allow for potentially greater cartographic flexibility and creativity, as well as easier adoption in cartography courses.</span></span></p> Ate Poorthuis Lucas van der Zee Grace Guo Jo Hsi Keong Bianchi Dy Copyright (c) 2020-12-02 2020-12-02 96 32–50 32–50 10.14714/CP96.1645 Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception Garrett Dash Nelson Copyright (c) 2020-12-24 2020-12-24 96 51–60 51–60 10.14714/CP96.1689 Normalizing the Normal Map Charles Preppernau Copyright (c) 2020-11-12 2020-11-12 96 61–74 61–74 10.14714/CP96.1669 Sharing Stories of Tragedy: Mapping Narratives of the Kent State Shooting Jennifer Mapes Sara Koopman Copyright (c) 2020-09-27 2020-09-27 96 75–80 75–80 10.14714/CP96.1665 Review of Water: an Atlas Abraham Kaleo Parrish Copyright (c) 2020 Cartographic Perspectives 2020-07-12 2020-07-12 96 81–84 81–84 10.14714/CP96.1635 Review of Food: An Atlas Nat Case Copyright (c) 2020-08-22 2020-08-22 96 85–87 85–87 10.14714/CP96.1651 Review of Black Lives 1900: W. E. B. Du Bois at The Paris Exposition Krystle Harrell Copyright (c) 2020-08-17 2020-08-17 96 88–91 88–91 10.14714/CP96.1647 Review of This Is Not an Atlas Alison D. Ollivierre Charla M. Burnett Copyright (c) 2020-08-22 2020-08-22 96 92–95 92–95 10.14714/CP96.1653 Review of The Selden Map of China: A New Understanding of the Ming Dynasty Glenn O. Humphress Copyright (c) 2020-08-22 2020-08-22 96 96–97 96–97 10.14714/CP96.1649 Review of Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro Vincenza Ferrara Copyright (c) 2020-08-22 2020-08-22 96 98–100 98–100 10.14714/CP96.1655 Student Peer-Reviewed Paper Competition Student Competition Copyright (c) 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 96 101–102 101–102 10.14714/CP96.1697 Instructions to Authors Author Instructions Copyright (c) 2020-12-28 2020-12-28 96 103–104 103–104 10.14714/CP96.1699